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    Turns out that is really an interesting question Suebee. Truxima is considered a "biosimilar" to Rituxan. The pathway through FDA approval for a biosimilar is significantly reduced from that of a new drug but the approved usage of the biosimilar cannot exceed that of the original.

    Ocrevus underwent the full FDA approval process because the application specifically included MS, something Rituximab nor Truxima have ever been technically approved for. Based on that I wonder if Ocrevus isn't actually a biosimilar to Rituxan also but it received "new drug" certification (and the associated higher price) because it underwent the full FDA certification process?

    It may all just be trivia, but it's interesting trivia! I also haven't figured out what Truxima is derived from, that information doesn't seem to be readily available. I've fired off some e-mails and if I get an answer I'll be sure to let you know.

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    So I got a response back from MSAA about 20 minutes after I sent an inquiry. IMO, Those people really are the go to source for PWMS.

    Anyway, this article, referred by MSAA, seems to specifically addresses your original question.

    https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.c...ents-concerns/

    I still don't know the derivation of Truxima but I'm leaning toward animal as opposed to human.

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    The link in the material you posted didn't work for me, but maybe this one will:

    https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.c...ents-concerns/

    From the Truxima Webpage:

    https://www.truxima.com/about-truxima
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    The link in the material you posted didn't work for me, but maybe this one will:

    https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.c...ents-concerns/

    From the Truxima Webpage:

    https://www.truxima.com/about-truxima

    Thanks! I was interested in what is happening and kind of surprised at how lazy I have become about following the research.
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    The MS drugs are coming so thick and fast that it's hard to keep up with them.

    Soon there will be someone standing on every streetcorner peddling a new MS drug.
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